Glenn Maxwell has entertained, and frustrated, the fans, his team and himself. A couple of slog sweeps, a scoop and an inside edge boundary were all there in the 14 deliveries faced across three games that have fetched 28 runs. But normally his success percentage is far better.
One thing the Indian Premier League has shown time and again is that success goes hand in hand with a settled team core and a captain who knows his players inside out.
James Anderson became England's leading wicket-taker in Test history but celebration of the historic milestone could not be complemented by a team triumph as the West Indies hung on for a draw on the final day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.
Openers Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum shared a breathtaking 109-run stand off 44 balls as Chennai Super Kings outplayed Mumbai Indians by six wickets for their third straight win in the IPL cricket tournament here today.
Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim struck centuries as Bangladesh ended its win drought against Pakistan. It was Bangladesh's first win over Pakistan since 1999.
There were concerns that an IPL taking place right after the Cricket World Cup might be affected by viewer fatigue. But the Twitter engagement generated in the first 10 games of the tournament suggests otherwise.
The 26-year-old will be hoping what he achieved at the nets translates on to the field. It hasn’t been a pleasant ride for Jadeja the past season. The support though has not waned. Be it India or CSK, Jadeja has been in demand.
Nathan Coulter-Nile shaped the ball away from Murali Vijay. He repeated it with added bounce against Virender Sehwag. The Kings XI Punjab batsmen were squared up but were grateful to survive.
England worked themselves into a winning position despite a strong West Indies resistance in their second innings on the fourth day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.
Even as Sourav Ganguly expressed surprise when asked about taking over the reins as coach of Team India, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Thursday kept the speculation alive.
The creases on Ricky Ponting’s forehead are starting to deepen. It’s been a dreadful start to his coaching career. But the Mumbai Indians coach has been through such a situation before.
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on thursday preferred to remain tight-lipped on whether he is a possible contender for next coach of the Indian cricket team, saying "let's not speculate".
If a team takes more balls to reach the second fifty than the first in a Twenty20 match there is something wrong with them.
Since Twenty20 cricket became popular about a decade ago, England have won the World T20 once, finished runners-up once in the Champions Trophy and failed miserably in each of the World Cups since 2007.
England's top order tumbled cheaply again but the tourists still worked themselves into a commanding position at 116 for three in their second innings, an overall lead of 220, by stumps on the third day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Wednesday.